Druid's 'The Silver Tassie' Opens Tonight!
Winner in 2009 of 12 major international theatre awards in 2009 including Best Production, Outstanding Director and Outstanding Ensemble, Druid is back at the Festival with a production you simply won’t want to miss. Using all the resources of the theatre including live music and dance, this is an epic staging of one of Sean O’Casey’s greatest plays ‘The Silver Tassie’ which opens tonight at The Gaiety.
The show programme for The Silver Tassie (available at the Gaiety) features a number of contextual short essays by Keith Jeffery and Frank McGuinness and include some very interesting World War 1 facts.
Did You Know?
- Between August 1914 and November 1918 approximately 210,000 Irish served in armed forces engaged in the First World War.
- During the First World War there were three distinctly Irish Divisions, the 10th (Irish), the 16th (Irish) and the 36th (Ulster) Division. Within these were nine Irish infantry regiments, the Irish Guards and eight regionally-raised ‘line’regiments. Most Dubliners would have enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, or ‘Dubs’ as they were known.30,000 Irishmen died in the war: Ireland’sgreatest demographic catastrophe since the Great Famine.
- The Queen’s Theatre, the home of melodrama in Dublin, throughout 1915 almost exclusively staged plays about women (A Woman’s Hour, Her Luck in London, Only A Woman, The Shop Girl and Her Master, The OId Wife and the New, The Queen of the Redskins, The Mother’s Heart) and
none about the war.
The Silver Tassie shows at The Gaiety Theatre Oct 05 - Oct 10.
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TALKING THEATRE: Members of the company. Oct 6, Post-show 10pm (approx.)